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No need to panic, Philippines has not recorded brucellosis cases yet: DOH


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As thousands of residents in China got infected with brucellosis, the Department of Health (DOH) assured the public that there are no cases of the same disease yet in the Philippines. 

The statement from the health agency released after the bacterial disease had an outbreak in northwest China. 

“There are documented reports of cases of Brucellosis in China. The Philippines has not reported any case of Brucellosis to this date,” the DOH said in a statement. 

The disease is caused by close contact with infected animals or animal products that can bring fevers, joint pain, and headaches. 

It also pointed out that that brucellosis is among the list of reportable diseases in other countries but not in the Philippines. 

It added that human-to-human transmission is rare. 

“Madalang po ang human-to-human transmission. Ang pinaka-mainam na prevention po ay ang pag-eliminate ng infection sa mga hayop. Kasama po rito ang pagbabakuna sa cattle, mga tupa, at kambing para sa mga lugar na may high prevalence,” it added. 

As of Thursday, there were more than 6,000 residents in Lanzhou, China who tested positive for the bacterial disease.

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